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GLOBAL MIDDLE EAST - Religion and Political Transformation

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Forum (Room 250), Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
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A panel discussion with TAREK MASOUD (Harvard Kennedy School) and ZAKIA SALIME (Rutgers University) moderated by SA’ED ATSHAN (Emory University).

THE RISE OF ISLAMIZATION HAS HAD ENORMOUS IMPACTS on the political and social landscapes of Egypt, Morocco, and the broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. TAREK MASOUD and ZAKIA SALIME will address the complexity of these impacts across a varied region. How are Islamic and Islamist social movements and political parties positioning themselves within their national contexts? How do the various movements relate to each other across the MENA region? What are their prospects for bolstering- or undermining-pluralism in terms of gender equality, political diversity, and religious tolerance?